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Hammersmith Apollo

London, England

13 February 1993

 

 

Disc 1 [69:47]

1. getting ready for the show [1:11]

2. Rainy Day Women # 12 & 35 [3:23]

3. Pretty Peggy-O [5:42]

4. All Along The Watchtower [5:36]

5. Tangled Up In Blue [11:30]

6. Shooting Star [6:33]

7. Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again [8:31]

8. It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry [7:39]

9. Tomorrow Night [5:47]

10. Jim Jones [6:29]

11. Mr. Tambourine Man [7:20]

 

Disc 2 [60:32]

1. Don't Think Twice, It's All Right [8:56]

2. Cat's In The Well [5:19]

3. I And I [9:02]

4. Simple Twist Of Fate [9:00]

5. Highway 61 Revisited [5:53]

6. What Good Am I? [5:43]

7. Everything Is Broken [6:52]

8. It Ain't Me, Babe [9:45]

 

 

Concert # 463 of The Never-Ending Tour. Concert # 7 of the 1993 Winter Tour Of Europe. 1993 concert # 7.

Concert # 7 with the 9th Never-Ending Tour Band: Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar),

Bucky Baxter (pedal steel guitar & electric slide guitar), John Jackson (guitar),

Tony Garnier (bass), Winston Watson (drums & percussion).

3, 4, 10, 11, 13, 14, 18 Bob Dylan harmonica.

8-11, 18 acoustic with the band.

9, 18 without Winston Watson.

11, 18 Bucky Baxter electric mandolin.

15 David Stewart (electric guitar).

 

NOTES:

Some track transitions are not entirely seamless

D1 T3: [1:37] volume spike

D1 T5: [1:30] slight skip

D2 T8: sounds like a totally different source, much truer sound!

D2 T8: [0:24] volume spike

 

SOUND: Nice, how about a sweet B+/A-? Everything is coming through clearly and well separated, and the vocals are just

out in front of the whole box of firecrackers. No worries, sit back and light a stick of your finest and go to town.

 

COMMENTS: Okay, I admit it: I'm a sucker for Bob's harp playing. It adds such an odd layer to a song like Watchtower.

Hey, is there anything more hilarious than listening to Winston Watson count off all excited like and pumped up, trying to

rock out on Tangled Up In Blue? I think that's especially funny considering how down and out Bob sounds tonight. Not

that he's not in the mood, but he just sounds...bummed. Bored? Melancholy. Which is actually a good thing, it means no

serious yelling fits, heh heh. He sure picked a good setlist to reflect this too: Peggy-O, Shooting Star, Simple Twist, What

Good Am I?, man. Bob is trying to "bust into another world..." in Shooting Star, and he nearly does, great vocal twists. It's

like he was waiting for this song to come up, he nails it. The acoustic set is a cheery little funeral. Bob ain't got a friend in

the whole wide world and he's got nothing to do but sing, poor guy. The band plays like footsteps, slow and heavy. And

once again I insist we're so much the better for Bob's mood, otherwise we'd never get the lovely Jim Jones, careless

Tambourine Man or the shrugging Don't Think Twice (I feel like I'm writing a children's book, Jesus!), rusty harp aside. Uh

oh, somebody poked Bob with a stick, he's got both eyes open and singing from the heels. I and I: scream fest. But just as

suddenly he's back to remembering that's he a sad saloon singer and so dives back behind his heart and croons out a

beautiful Simple Twist of Fate. How long can he hold the notes in What Good Am I? Pretty long time, that's a cut begging

for a spot on a compilation...

 

BOTTOM LINE: Bob isn't exactly a tower of energy, and the apologists will doubtless explain that he's just being subtle,

but in the end it's the slow tunes that shine, sung with a great defeatist conviction and from the gut. Everything else is

average at best, boring flotsam at worst.

 

 

Setlist and NET info © 2001 by Olof Björner

Comments © 2005 by the proud members of the Glenn Cripes Fan Klub

 

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